Can I Schedule Heating Maintenance in Winter?
Some times of year are better than other for heating maintenance, but the simple truth is that if you haven’t scheduled maintenance for your heating system in more than 12 months, any time is a good time to schedule maintenance. Why? Maintenance provides benefits for you and your system that last throughout the winter months. Need to schedule maintenance for your heating system in Austin? Call Intelligent Air Services today!
What Happens During a Maintenance Appointment?
A maintenance appointment is really a full tune-up of your heating system. Some of the tasks performed include:
- Thorough inspection of entire system
- Small repairs made as needed (corroded/frayed wiring, worn fan belts, etc.)
- Cleaning of components, including burner assembly
- Adjustments and lubrication of components
- Inspection of components for cracks or holes
- Checking and cleaning of blower (furnace)
- Check of refrigerant levels (for heat pumps only)
- Safety checks, including for carbon monoxide
- Testing of system performance
Why Is This Important?
The thorough inspection of the system allows the technician to detect any existing or developing problems and get ahead of them; should there be a significant problem discovered, you’ll be notified about the problem and given an opportunity to schedule repair. This thorough inspection can help prevent repairs occurring down the road. Cleaning is very important as it removes dirt and dust that can interfere with the operation of the components in your heating system, and lubrication is critical for all moving parts; otherwise, they may grind. If you have a heat pump, it’s very important that the refrigerant level be exact and that no refrigerant leaks have developed that can affect the operation of your system. Combustion systems need to be checked annually for safety purposes and to ensure that the system is running efficiently. All of these things are taken care of during a maintenance appointment, which is why maintenance is so important.
There is no “perfect” time to schedule maintenance. If it’s been more than 12 months since your last maintenance appointment, contact us today!